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Midmorning With Aundrea - November 13, 2019 (Part 2)

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Midmorning With Aundrea - November 13, 2019 (Part 2)
Midmorning With Aundrea - November 13, 2019 (Part 2)

(Part 2 of 2) In this segment, we discuss what you can expect to spend if you pay for a monthlly cable bill as well as a sprawling number of streaming services.

Thstrein the streaming wars are escalating, with ádisney plusá launching this week.

It's the latest streaming service competing with industry leaders, like netflix and hulu.

Cbs has ácbs all access.á áapple tv plusá premiered this month.

And, nbc and warner media are expected to release átheirá new platforms early next year.

Jonathan vigliotti reports on how the cost for consumers can quickly add up.

Stranger things nat runs=:03 insert from :03 to :06 they're calling it the new golden age of television& star trek nat runs=:07 insert from :08 to :15 more choices than ever before& but for roseann ramirez and her two kids& it poses very modern challenges... i just don't see the point in paying for so much streaming and cable and everything all at the same time - // i think its just too many - too many networks, too many streaming shows, too many just overall.

Runs=:07 insert from :26 to :33 the family currently has traditional cable& and watches some of their favorite shows and movies on netflix and youtube.

What is the max number of streaming services //that you see yourself having at any given moment?

I think it depends on i guess what's on them& how much i'm paying& but i would probably say between three and five would be max.

Runs=:14 insert from :47 to 1:01 nearly 70 percent of americans subscribe to at least one streaming platform.

And a new wall street journal poll finds americans are willing to pay for an average of 3.6 streaming services& or spend 44 dollars per month.

-- please note, these tracks are back-to-back -- runs=:10 insert from 1:01 to 1:11 but choosing which platforms to support can be tricky& especially as media giants like disney grab their original content back from other services.

For years, all these big entertainment companies have been licensing a lot of their shows to netflix.

What they've realized is we need that programming on our own platforms to survive.

Runs=:03 insert from 1:21 to 1:24 amol sharma is the wall street journal's media editor.

This is still netflix's game to lose, they have 158 million customers around the world.

They're way ahead of everybody but there really is a threat from all of these new services.

They each have something special that they bring to the table.

Let's say you wanted to watch a high profile show from each of eight top streaming services& shows like netflix's stranger things& amazon's fleabag& and hbo's succession.

But staying current on shows like these on all these platforms& won't come cheap.

We added it all up& and depending on what type of service you subscribe to& that could cost you anywhere from 68 bucks to around 134 dollars.

Runs=:13 insert from 2:01 to 2:14 sharma says the average cable bill runs around 90 dollars a month and points out that viewers who turn to streaming will need to factor in the costs of a smart t-v or an internet device and a high-speed internet plan.

-- please note, these tracks are back-to-back -- runs=:05 insert from 2:14 to 2:19 sharma believes customers need to consider how much time and money they want to spend watching t-v.

You're gonna have to make some choices to keep an eye on your budget and that means only the shows that you absolutely wanna watch week after week and the movies you absolutely need to have access to.

Suggested outcue: streaming companies are concerned more customers will share their passwords to cut costs.

A coalition that includes amazon, netflix, h-b-o, and disney is discussing tactics to prevent the practice, reportedly including periodic password resets and restricting access based on a user's geographical location.

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